Archive of poetry

Kalliope is a database containing old Danish poetry and associated biographical data. The goal is no less than to collect all of the older Danish poetry, but until then, Kalliope will contain a representative and still growing selection. Kalliope also contains poetry in English and other languages, but primarily as reference material to the Danish collection.
The English version of Kalliope released today. Hvis du ser denne engelske side og ønsker den danske, skal du klikke for flaget nederst på siden.

 Now, God be thanked Who has matched us with His hour
     And caught our youth, and wakened us from sleeping,
 With hand made sure, clear eye, and sharpened power,
     To turn, as swimmers into cleanness leaping,
 Glad from a world grown old and cold and weary,
     Leave the sick hearts that honour could not move,
 And half-men, and their dirty songs and dreary,
     And all the little emptiness of love!
 Oh! we, who have known shame, we have found release there,
     Where there's no ill, no grief, but sleep has mending,
         Naught broken save this body, lost but breath;
 Nothing to shake the laughing heart's long peace there
     But only agony, and that has ending;
         And the worst friend and enemy is but Death.

Rupert Brooke
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